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Tom Hanks Bought This Custom Airstream Trailer for His Movie Sets

From 1993 to 2017, Tom Hanks’s home away from home while on set was his custom Airstream trailer. Now, the iconic camper is heading to auction.

Bonhams will offer the 65-year-old actor’s 1992 Model 34 Limited Excella travel trailer as part of its annual Quail’s Lodge Auction in Carmel, California next month. The two-time-Oscar winner did everything to make sure his Airstream really was a home on wheels, even going so far as to have it equipped with a cozy fireplace.

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This New Doc Tells the Riveting Origin Story of the Iconic Airstream Trailer

Wally Byam would have been 125 years old this month. Born on the Fourth of July, 1896, in Baker City, Ore., Byam went on to found Airstream travel trailers, those mirror-polished, aluminum silver bullets, that have inspired generations of weekend warriors to hit the road and “Live Riveted.”

To mark Byam’s milestone, and this year’s 90th anniversary of the Airstream company itself, accomplished filmmaker Eric Bricker has produced an inspirational 77-minute documentary called Alumination.

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